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of using the express lane along 680. $1 that is going to change depending on congestion. here along the highway, between southbound 680, senole grade. 14 miles worth of highway, this is how things will look as you drive through, a half mile before each entrance, toll pricing sign, tolls vary depending on congestion. fact tract trance ponder will fact transponder will be read and you cannot exit until you get to mission. chp officers will be out in full force making sure drivers understand. sergeant cross with the california highway patrol, what do you anticipate as the day goes on? >> we anticipate initially there may be confusion but we will have extra officers working the area to be a visible presence as well as conduct enforcement. we highly recommend that spend an extra 10 minutes, do research as far as ins and outs of these express lanes so you are more comfortable. >> what are you looking for as far as making sure people don't cross the lines? >> yeah, the biggest thing, just have that invisible presence, more officers in the area. we want to ensure it is moving smoothly and a
will be able to pay a toll and use the lanes, it is still free for car poolers, these are the fist express lanes to open -- first express lanes to open up in northern california. the proceeds will go towards a feature tolling project. we will keep you updated usually a congested area. hopefully it will relieve some stress for drivers. let's look at your forecast. here is tracy. >> thanks can i anna. coming up, a mixed weekend. even a few showers and sprinkles in the north bay yesterday. sunshine, temperatures warming up. lower 80s fairfield, concord, 79 liver more, oakland, fremont. 78 san jose, the closer you get to the coastline temperatures don't shift so much. vallejo and san raphael, 80s. we will look at more cities across the bay area and take a look what will happen for the first couple days of fall. it officially arrives wednesday. >>> you are sure it didn't get here a couple weeks ago. >> felt like fall all summer long. >> thanks very much. 5:01 a.m. something new in the east bay a new way to avoid traffic jams makes its debut this morning right at this very minute. let's go to an
the dmv. law enforcement tells cbs 5, the pair used addresses in the application process that put their legal residences inside the fire zone. >> it was to obtain identification that was not their identification and it was in an effort to get identification for somebody else who did live within the site. our belief was it was in an effort to be able to then go and make an application to get some of the funds that are being provided to victims of the event. >> reporter: five felony charges have been filed. they are commercial burglary, perjury, felony filing of a false document, identity theft, and welfare fraud. when smith and justin applied for the licenses, they caught the eye of dmv investigators, who then alerted san bruno police. at a press conference today, county law enforcement agencies were clear about what would happen to anyone trying to run a scam in the fire zone. >> we view them as vermin. and we are going to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, meaning we're going to charge them with everything we can charge them with. we are not going to plea bargain wi
have called mcdonald's. they said they are working on a response. they haven't got back to us yet. >> mike, last night were you talking to us about the dollar men usual mcdonald's in the haight. now -- is this just bad timing for mcdonald's, these days? >> >> reporter: well, i don't know. good point. i guess mcdonald's has so many restaurants and it's such a big company and target that they are getting picked on in lots of different areas and i guess the bay area has two in a row. >> yeah. and i don't know how many hundreds of billions served. but lost track. all right, mike sugerman in walnut creek, thank you so much. >>> other headlines around the bay area, the suspected gang member charged with shooting a fremont cop went before the judge. dozens of bay area cops watched the arraignment this afternoon of andrew barrientos. police say he confessed to shooting todd young. he was one of two men trying to arrest him on a warrant. young is in serious but stable condition. barrientos didn't enter a plea. >>> hp is trying to stop mark hurd from working at rival oracle. hurd left hp la
power to about 30,000 people. so they are not used to that weather. september, mid september, we're not really used to rain showers, whatever you want to call it. >> it's in the forecast. it's been misty and drizzly all day, too. here's our golden gate bridge shot, that sums is up best. windshield wipers. we're used to that for the morning commute. but noontime we usually clear. not so much at the coast. the farther inland, you will vmi proving conditions. but along the coastline, low clouds are in effect for today. 80s inland. areas of follow fog developing inland in the valleys. fog and drizzle at the bay, more fog and drizzle for the coastline with temperatures essentially in the 50s. we are watching beautiful satellite and radar here. the west coast. and it is showing the clouds coming in associated with the frontal system as it pushes closer to the bay area, we'll have more clouds developing, we are expecting a cloudy saturday, more clouds than today especially inland and in addition to that, eventually a chance of rainfall will be moving in with the system. the best chance
to promote its sfo routes as well as free rides on "spare the air" days. there is the moneymaker used at sports stadiums across the country, naming rights. >> i think it would be good to name a station after me. [ laughter ] >> at the right price, possibly. but that idea may not fly since customers associate stations with cities and landmarks. >> they know where embarcadero is in san francisco. they know where oakland citycenter is. these are geographical places we want to stick with that theme. it's been that way for many, many years. the board solidified that in 2001 and they don't particularly want to change it. >> reporter: bart says 90% of revenue comes from the fare boxes and sales tax. multimedia advertising is just one of many ideas being floated to raise more money. one other thing to consider, whether using ads to turn on the cash flow might turn off folks who ride. >> as a young person who is constantly bombarded by advertisements and different venues all over the place and i'm one of the main targets of a lot of advertisers, i don't enjoy it very much. >> reporter: well, i
that you would like me to ask him, please email them right now to us at mornings@cbs5.com. >> some amazing stories from those firefighters. anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> well, moments after the explosion, a local man grabbed a cell phone and started recording. walter mccaffrey says the blast knocked him off his feet. but after making sure that his family was out of the house, he called 911 and then he grabbed his cell phone and took this video. he was not injured. >>> the coroner has identified a fourth victim. 81-year-old elizabeth torres was home watching the football game on tv when the pipeline blew. torres lived with her daughter, one of her nine children. her son-in-law suffered severe burns trying to rescue her. also among the dead, jackie grieg and her 13-year-old daughter janessa, and jessica morales. the three people still missing are all members of the same family. 50-year-old greg bullis, his 17- year-old son william, and greg's 85-year-old mother lavonne have not been seen or heard from since thursday. san bruno detectives will keep working it as a mis
of the people who really do care about us. >> reporter: there is a funeral this morning. >> necessary 15 and her mom jacquelin at the saint cecilia catholic church. coming up at 6:30, we'll hear more of janessa's confirmation speech. words that could ring true to mourners today. sydnie back to you. >> thank you, anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the number of people killed in the san bruno explosion may rise from four to seven. late last night the family of three missing people released a statement saying their loved ones are dead. three people were inside a home next to the blast site. the family says the remains of two men and one woman were discovered at the house. the coroner is performing dna tests on the remains of greg bullis, his 16-year-old son william and his mother lavonne. >>> san mateo county prosecutors have this message for anyone who tries to profit from this disaster. >> we view them as vermin. >> two women were charged yesterday with attempting to impersonate victims of the blast. this is exclusive video of them in court. investigators say sonia smith and lisa justin were trying t
to ask him, email us at mornings@cbs5.com. elizabeth and sydnie? >> anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the coroner's office has identified a fourth victim in the explosion. 81-year-old elizabeth torres, a mother of nine. she lived just yards from the blast site. she was home watching the nfl season opener when that explosion hit. she got trapped inside. >>> victims of the blast were honored at last night's giants game. kids from san bruno baseball league took part in the ceremony. the giants donated $3 from every ticket to the recovery effort. that came out to more than $100,000 total. >>> there is much more coverage of the san bruno explosion on our website including we have raw video, news conferences, the 911 tapes, and some information as well on how you can help. just check out cbs5.com. >>> it is 6:06. let's get another extended look at traffic and weather. >> he anna, people having to use their windshield wipers? >> he nan? >> they haven't turned on the metering lights just yet. it's still 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. elsewhere westbound 5
. a state trooper pulls a mother's four small children out of a minivan. they'll join us live in the studio for an exclusive interview early this thursday studio for an exclusive interview early this thursday morning, september 16th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to you. another beautiful day here. hope it's just as lovely where you' you're waking up this morning. >> good morning, everybody. >> a lot to get to this morning. we'll take a look, too, coming up in the broadcast at the pope's visit to the uk. arriving there today. and really it's a rather controversial visit for a number of reasons and been speaking out more about the alleged sex abuse within the catholic church and making the most pointed comments yet saying the church failed to act quickly enough to deal with the priests that rape and molest children and that understandably getting attention. >>> one of the other stories we'll be talking about this morning is search for kyron horman continues in the pacific northwest but the county where the search is centered they spent more than a million dollars on the sea
this section that water had shown up in tests. the key to fighting this corrosion apparently using chemicals or robots to scrape microbes away but apparently pg&e says the pipeline in san bruno was too narrow and had too many bends for some of the recommended treatments. pg&e said it did use ultrasonic techniques to detect corrosion and didn't find any. meanwhile, the public utilities commission has voted to bring an independent panel in to investigation this explosion, looking into what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid the disaster. state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of the panel out of its own profits so customers do not have to foot the bill. today is day 2 of heavy demolition an clean-up in the neighborhood what remains of the 35 homes that were burned to the ground will be removed over the next several weeks. large excavators and workers in protective gear are working on three homes a day. at the same time, street sweepers and water trucks work to keep the area clean by reducing the threat of toxic dust. >> want to make sure that we're very and
back at the accusations with these documents provided to whitman and the employment agency she used. the campaign says these are the job applications where diaz says she is eligible to work in the united states and her real- looking but fake social security card and driver's license. >> nicky was a friend of our family for nine years. she was in many ways a member of our sended family. i feel badly for her. she is being manipulated and i'm sorry about that. >> reporter: the democratic candidate for governor jerry brown responded, after more of a year whitman demanding immigration policy that holds employers accountable we learn that accountability doesn't extend to her own objections. >> who should be held responsible here? and do you feel that you bear any responsibility? >> as soon as we found that she was an illegal immigrant, then we actually did what we had to do as employer was to let her go. >> anytime one of these illegal people, undocumented, commits a crime or is arrested, they will be subject to deportation. >> you know, last night jerry brown said illegal immigrants who
in because they used to come in my backyard and sit on my compost. >> reporter: so not that surprising to think the mountain lion was here to feed. take a look. it came down from the hills. not that far of a distance from those hills back down here to the neighborhood. nobody wanted to see it happen to the animal but this is a residential neighborhood. tough call for the police. >> as you said before. if there are deer, mountain lions are close behind. >> reporter: following the food. >> yes, indeed. thank you, simon perez. >>> well, police are still looking for a gunman after shots rang out in berkeley this afternoon. it happened near the intersection of sacramento and oregon streets. witnesses say they heard at least 10 shots. a short distance away, police found bullet holes in this white cadillac. no reports of any injuries. it's still unclear what promised the shooting. >>> doctors have up graded the condition of the fremont police officer shot last week. they say officer todd young is now in stable condition this afternoon. another surgery today was successful. officer young lost
there is another transportation option. just as fast would save money. simon perez shows us that alternative tonight. simon perez. >> reporter: the big question, what's the best way to get from bart to here to oakland international airport? bart says the best way is a monorail like the ones in las vegas but there is a transportation advocacy group that says no way, a bus is better, faster and cheaper. >>> reporter: this is the way it's done today, to get to oakland international airport bart riders must leave the station and lug their luggage onto air bart the dedicated bus line to the airport. >> i would like the monorail system better because it seems more efficient. >> reporter: that's just what bart is proposing spending nearly half a billion dollars on the oakland airport connector. it's not a bart train. it's an automated monorail like the ones that go between casinos in las vegas. transform is a public transit advocacy group that says spending that kind of money on a monorail is like throwing it into a wood chipper, a waste. instead the group proposes to run buses on -- >> an exclusiv
tell us about that? >> sorry. >> reporter: can you explain what kind of caregivers they are? deleon's own mother was one of the people evacuated by the neighbors and firefighters who joined in the good samaritan effort. the two men drove the women to the hospital in their own cars. none were seriously injured. >> i have always taught my kids, help people when you can. you know? and if anybody ever says anything, oh, you know, what can i do for you helping me, pass the favor along. >> reporter: unfortunately, we were not able to get much information out of the nursing home owner. so we don't know the status, dana, of the two women who were hired to take care of those elderly patients. we do know that the san mateo county authorities, the board of supervisors, and the ombudsman will be looking into this case. also, they might be giving a commendation to the people who helped out in this very dire situation. >> oh, my goodness. i hope they give a commendation to the two men. god bless them! those women -- they were sitting ducks. >> reporter: absolutely. the fact that one of them was s
bruno, bracket. >> thank you. >> simon perez joins from us bayhill shopping center a major gathering spot for the evacuees. >> reporter: good morning. you can see behind me the red cross truck is here. they are certainly helping many of those people who had their homes either completely burned to the ground or had a lot of damage done to it. you can see some of the video there. dozens of homes that burned and more that are damaged. one person confirmed dead and dozens hurt. many people taking themselves to the hospital. some with severe burns, others with smoke inhalation, some in nearby hospital, others as far as san francisco. saint francis burn unit was treating some of the people last night. this is going to be a pretty difficult search operation, certainly not rescue but a search operation as cadaver dogs go through some of the rubble this morning. mainly, that's because many of the people if there are any left inside pretty much would have been incinerated. this fire was so hot, i was here last night that it just eliminated the houses almost instantly. you see skeletons, chimne
a run for the mexican border. young has had three surgeries and used up more than 100 units of blood. >> it heightens the need that we have for blood donors on a constant basis. >> reporter: the principal gave children time off from class to donate. over 100 people joined the evident including district staff members and fellow officers in this urgent effort to spare a life. >> i know as police officers it's part of our job to have situations that come up like this. i'm happy we didn't lose officer young. he is still with us. he is strong and will come through this. >> reporter: blood drives will be continuing in the bay area throughout the week including special labor day hours at four blood centers in the east bay. in santa clara, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> first the mysterious leaking pipes. you know what some neighbors think may be a cover-up. >> i recently contacted the water department and said, do you have a copy of the study? >> why neighbors think muni is responsible for some big repair bills and why the city is not releasing a confidential study on the problem. >>> it would be
that water had shown up in tests. the key to fighting this corrosion apparently using chemicals or robots to scrape microbes away but apparently pg&e says the pipeline in san bruno was too narrow and had too many bends for some of the recommended treatments. pg&e said it did use ultrasonic techniques to detect corrosion and didn't find any. meanwhile, the public utilities commission has voted to bring an independent panel in to investigation this explosion, looking into what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid the disaster. state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of the panel out of its own profits so customers do not have to foot the bill. right now, heavy demolition and clean-up are going on here at the site in the neighborhood leveled by that explosion. the 35 homes that were burned to the ground will be removed. that process started yesterday. large excavators and workers in protective gear are working on three homes a day. at the same time, street sweepers and water trucks work to keep the area clean by reducing the threat of toxic dust. >> want to
expected. strong high pressure system giving us more triple-digit highs. also gave l.a. yesterday los angeles hit his highest temperature ever since 1877 they hit 113 degrees. so to more record heat is also again in our forecast. we'll take a look at some of those hot temperatures coming up. in the meantime, here's a look at your traffic. >> thank you, tracy. an accident record eastbound 580 at first street near livermore so we are continuing to follow that accident. we'll give you more details in the next traffic hit. this new problem in pinole. eastbound at pinole valley road. there is an accident involving a car hitting a light pole not blocking lanes and no delay to track which is the good news there. and the earlier problem westbound 80 at san pablo dam road has been cleared as well so it should be a nice trip down towards the bay bridge toll plaza. back to you. >> thank you. >>> topping our news this morning, a 6-year-old girl shot while sleeping in her bed. it happened early this morning in oakland. anne makovec joins us from children's hospital where the girl is being treated.
, but linda yee tells us why others are fighting this plan. >> reporter: oakland's north gate area is working to improve its image. plans for a parolee reporting center isn't getting a huge reception here. many neighbors are scared and angry. >> it's really just a question of if you've got a neighborhood that is already kind of economically fragile, i mean, how will this affect the bakery that's going to open across the street? there are a couple of medical facilities across the street, where there are people who are more vulnerable and can we really say people will be safe? >> how are the job descriptions coming along? >> reporter: rehabilitation and treatment program wants to help parolees here with education, job training, and drug counseling. >> we're not importing parolees. the project only serves parolees from oakland. >> reporter: center point case managers say the people they want to help want to give up crime. >> the parolees, the participants actually start to take ownership and proprietorship of the program. so people can, cannot come around and do crime in that area because they k
.m. >>> meg whitman has now spent more of her own money on her campaign than any politician in u.s. history. the former head of san jose- based ebay just contributed another $15 million to her run for governor of california. the running total of her personal donations, $119 million. that is more than the previous record set by new york city mayor michael bloomberg. >>> the california teachers association has made changes to a television ad criticizing whitman. >> whitman says we should cutted another $7 billion from our schools, teacher layoffs 100,000 more, 33% larger class size. >> that's a clip from the original ad. campaign attorney warned tv stations they could be held liable for slanderous or libelous statements if they keep running it. cbs 5 and some other stations stopped airing that spot. >> i have never said anything like that. in fact, my third priority is education. >> have meg tell us where she is going to get the money from, that's all we're asking. teachers want to know. >> but the ad says "meg says she is going to take $7 billion from education." >> yeah. >> she doesn't say
inside of it, yet at this point they have not been able to release to us exactly what his connection was. >> all right. bottom line here is we have this house in hercules where they have found, they say, a second body. >> reporter: that's right. >> all right. joe vazquez, in the newsroom, thank you for the update. we'll of course be bringing you new information as soon as we get it here into the newsroom at cbs 5. >>> well, we have learned today that a bay area woman who spent more than a year in a jail in iran is going to be coming home. sarah shourd is one of three hikers all uc-berkeley alums that iran accused of spying. simon perez at uc-berkeley and what may be behind this sudden move. simon. >> reporter: well, allen, the families are really taking a wait-and-see attitude with this announcement. they don't want to get their hopes up too high too soon. >>> reporter: the iranian government has confirmed its plan to release 31-year-old sarah shourd, who has been kept in solitary confinement for more than a year. sarah's mother norah didn't walk to talk to the media as she left her sist
. the officer's attorney said, the officer was essentially invited to use scare straight tactics and there were no objections to the lecture or handcuffing. everything was done in the spirit of reaching a troubled young man headed down the wrong path. but if that'swhy did the boy's mother file a case with internal affairs? >> the fact that the mother went so, to them as a result of this indicates that this was not consensual. in other words, the parents didn't want their son handcuffed that this police officer stepped way over the line between being an upset parent and abusing his authorities. >> reporter: sex between minors even consensual sex is a misdemeanor. and the san jose police department cited both children in this case for that misdemeanor. dana, this is a case that we are going to be hearing a lot more of especially with that cell phone video that allegedly shows some of the comments made by the officer while he was doing this lecture with the boy. >> all right. len ramirez, thank you. >>> this story generating a lot of conversation. comments are piling up on our website. you can che
but they have to pay a fee with a fastrak. carpools will still be able to use the lane without charge. that express lane will be between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at 10:00 this morning, politicians and transportation officials will have a kickoff celebration right there near the freeway. >>> it is 5:06. let's get another check of the weather and traffic. gianna, how's commute looking? >> the freeways are looking very good. very light on the roads. but the surface streets is where we are having a trouble spot this morning near golden gate accident at richardson and chestnut. sfpd and emergency crews are on scene. expect that intersection to be blocked for some time until it's cleared out of the road. give yourself extra time if you head through richardson near chest enough. elsewhere closures taking place. near the moscone center, this is for oracle open word. tonight at 8:00, howard street will be shut down between third and fourth streets. that will be in effect until friday the 24th. so definitely give yourself extra time through that area. rig
like that. frankly, that's some of the things that the ntsb will be looking at to give us some understanding of what more we could have done. >> reporter: that's talking about what they could have done after what could have been done before the big question. a 2009 pg&e document put a nearby section of the ruptured gas line pipeline 132 in the top 100 highest risk lines section of pg&e's pipelines. that section was actually 2.5 miles north of the blast site in south san francisco. the document said that the line was slated to be fixed in 2012 and that "the likelihood of a failure makes the risk of a failure at this location unacceptably high." when you look at what happened here, there's a lot of concern about other pipelines here in california and across the state. the public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to inspect all 6,000 of its lines here in california with a special concentration on those high pressure lines located in high density areas like here in san bruno. >> anne, i'm looking at a website pg&e has, what, 6,000 lines, 6500 miles of pipeline. it puts it in pe
going around smelling the area but i was told by a spokesman saying they aren't making use of the dogs because of the smells at a landfill and the added danger to any dogs involved in the search. >> thank you, anne makovec. >>> also today we can tell you one of the key players in this whole saga is going to appear in court. charles rittenhouse lives at a home in vallejo where efren valdemoro occasionally stayed. police found the bodies two of women at that house on tuesday, one rittenhouse's wife. also at the home investigators found a bottle of depleted uranium. he will be arraigned on charges of possessing explosives. >>> this morning the coast guard rescued seven people who spent the night on a stranded boat in suisun bay. now, as chopper 5 approached that boat earlier today, you will see people were waving blankets, towels, life vests. shortly, the coast guard got there. three small children were on the boat. the boat ran out of gas last night north of concord. the coast guard tried to rescue them last night but it was too dangerous in the dark so the team had to wait until sunrise
. and while people use their eyes and hands, a dog is using its nose. now, we're told the searchers are almost halfway through this 3,000 tons of trash, dana. police say frederick sales' car has been found. no one is say where or when and inside it no signs of a struggle. >> in the meantime a grim but necessary duty for those officers. hugh now contra costa county, thank you. >>> efren valdemoro is the man suspected in the disappearance of frederick sales as well as the murder of sales' father. police had been called to break up a fight between those three men back on august 22. it was at the hercules home owned by cindy tran and rented to the saleses. a beaten up valdemoro vowed to press charges. but before legal action was taken, ricardo's body was found and frederick went missing. valdemoro was shot and killed by the chp tuesday night in richmond after a high-speed chase. >>> and police say valdemoro had kidnapped and strangled his ex-girlfriend, cindy tran. tonight in vallejo, family and friends are gathering in front of the salon where tran worked. her clients say that she always talked a
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